Thursday, March 7, 2013

Quirky Cute

We all have our quirks.

I am totally OCD and get excited about a color-coded planner. I know people who will only write with blue pens or people who collect wine corks.

Yet, Puff has a quirk that just baffles me more than almost anything.

He is a napkin hoarder.

Yes, you read that correctly.

If we get a handful of napkins from a fast food restaurant, he will save every last one that isn't touched. Now, I'm guilty of keeping a few in my car from a drive-thru expedition to have on hand just in case, but he takes it to the extreme.

But even worse than that, he will keep USED napkins.

Ya know, because we don't make enough money to repeatedly buy more paper towels.

If we have dinner at home and he only wipes his mouth on the napkin once and there is no visible residue, he folds it and puts it in his junk drawer and reuses it later. I have repeatedly told him that we don't NEED to conserve in this way, but he insists. I will even sometimes make sure I snatch up the paper towels from the table after dinner before he can grab them himself. Sometimes he'll sneak it in his pants pocket before I can get to it.

It's my own little version of "Hoarders: Buried Alive" at my house, except it's just napkins.

While I roll my eyes every time I see him diving into that drawer to put away a used napkin, he just shrugs. It's just his quirk. He doesn't think anything of it. So, instead of fighting, I just go with it. When I set the table at night, he gets a used napkin from his stash. I secretly hope it starts to deplete it enough that it just magically disappears one day.

Did I just give my future dinner party guests something to worry about? HA!

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